AP: Minnesota lawmakers aim to wrap up transportation funding deal early Minnesota lawmakers aim to wrap up transportation funding deal early (In MPR)
Minnesota lawmakers kick-started negotiations Monday for a road-and-bridge-repair funding package, but offered few signs that the large divide between competing plans has narrowed.

Pioneer Press: To swap parking for Cleveland Avenue bike lanes: $266,000
Project costs to the city of St. Paul for a bike corridor along Cleveland Avenue look to total $266,000. Most of the money will go to new parking bays to replace on-street parking lost to new bike lanes.

Pioneer Press: St. Paul’s University Avenue to regain night parking in spots
Long segments of University Avenue in St. Paul will regain street parking that was lost in anticipation of the Green Line light-rail project, but only at night. The on-street parking will return from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., eliminating a travel lane in each direction.

Politics in MN: Transportation panels get warmed up
Minnesota Twins pitchers and catchers have another week and a half before they report to spring training, but Minnesota legislators were already suited up Monday for a joint House-Senate hearing on the makings of a landmark transportation bill they hope to pass in the session that convenes March 8.

Politics in MN: East metro I-94 project gearing up
Interstate 94 commuters in the east metro should experience a smoother ride after crews finish up a $53 million project that’s expected to preserve and extend the life of the freeway from St. Paul to Woodbury.

Star Tribune: Learn about plans for new Dale Street bridge over I-94 at Wednesday meeting
The Dale Street bridge over I-94 in St.. Paul isn’t wide enough to handle the volume of traffic and pedestrians that cross it each day. So it’s going to be replaced, but not until 2018.

Winona Daily News: 17 governors announce clean energy, transportation agreement
Governors from 17 states said Tuesday that they will work together to develop cleaner energy and transportation as they look to lead a national shift to renewable fuels.